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Bullets Converting to Middle Dot:/

Aug 28, 2013 11:31 AM

Tags: #converting #bullets #middle_dot #bulleted_list

When I import text from Word into Indesign CS6 the bullets keeps converting to "middle dot". How do I fix this without having to select each bulleted list and manually changing it?

 
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    Aug 28, 2013 11:44 AM   in reply to tbreiden

    On MS Import Options panel,  check on: Preserve Styles and Formatting from Text and Table

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 12:06 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    or find andreplace

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 12:30 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    anthor workaround: apply [number] style in MS document and [number] style on indesign, when place the file you can change the MS style to indesign style via Style Mapping on the MS Import Options.

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    The only way I could duplicate your problem is by copying and pasting the text. When I use File/Place leaving the default options there's no change in the bullets' size.

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 1:06 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    What paragraph style is applied when you import? When I place the document (control d in Windows) a Normal+ paragraph style is created based on the Word Style. When I hover the cursor over the style I can see a "World Imported List Style1". Is that what you see?

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 1:10 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    tbreiden,

    1- On MS make [bullet[ style for the numbers.

    2- On indesign create {bullet] style that you want to change MS style.

    3- File>Place MS file

    4- On the MS Import Options: check Customise Style Import

    5- Replace MS [bullet] with Indesign [bullet]

    mapping.jpg

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 1:28 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    copy the character you want in the text and then paste it in the find&chage box.

     

    this is not a CS6 fault, can happen with almost any CS, maybe is a OS issue, or Word-ID compatibility, i don't know, i've fixed with the find&change method or by deleting the imported bullet and using the bullet and numbering option of the paragraph styles

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 2:06 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 16.04.21 .png

    im trying to replicate your problem, the bullet differs if is a character or part of the bulleted ms style, but no ones is that small to be called middle point. maybe is the font,

     

    do you work with macs? win? editorial/win and design/mac?

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 2:32 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    in don't have a pc at hand to try to replicate, (gladly my editorial dpt work with macs too)

     

    but more questions maybe can help.

     

    how the bullets look in the MS Word?

    What is the font in the Word and the font in the InDesign?

    ttf, otf or postcript?

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 5:51 PM   in reply to tbreiden

    the little u stands for unicode, means that the bullet is not associated with a specific font, only with a unicode value. you can see this by hovering yout mouse over every bullet

     
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